2014 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge Winners
Congratulations to our winning teams! With the support of our sponsors below, we awarded the following prizes at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge on April 3, 2014 at the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center:


UW Center for Commercialization Grand Prize $10,000
Korvata
, University of Washington
Korvata has created a cutting edge alternative energy product that allows companies to mitigate their environmental impact by replacing the use of nitrous oxide as a whipped cream propellant.

Puget Sound Energy Second Place $5,000
NOVA Solar Window
, Western Washington University
NOVA Solar Window combines the power producing capabilities of a solar panel with the utility of a traditional window. The utilization of transparent solar energy technology allows solar windows to provide renewable energy where traditional solar panels cannot.

Clean Energy Institute Clean Energy Prize $5,000
NOVA Solar Window, Western Washington University
(see above)

Starbucks Honorable Mention $2,500
Loopool (Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Seattle Central Community College, University of Washington)
Loopool is reinventing the garment industry business model by creating a closed-loop supply chain, transforming reclaimed cotton garments and textiles into high-quality, bio-based fiber.

Fenwick & West Honorable Mention $2,500
Salon Solids
(University of Washington)
Salon Solids reduces the amount of plastic waste and hazardous chemical consumption that occurs with most hair products. Its six-ingredient shampoo and conditioner comes in solid form, eliminating the need for the preservatives necessary for a product with water in it, and its packaging is recyclable, biodegradable and does not contain plastic, further reducing waste.

WRF Capital Honorable Mention $2,500
Ionometal Technologies
(University of Washington)
Ionometal Technologies has created a metal plating technique that allows for precise metal-on-metal deposition which can be used to repair gold test boards. The Ionometal printer prints metal plates that are smaller than can be seen with the naked eye.


Many thanks to our sponsors for making it possible for the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge to award these prizes.

Read more about the 2014 Environmental Innovation Challenge on the Foster Unplugged blog.

View Environmental Innovation Challenge winners from other years:
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